First Generation

1. Joseph FLATT.

According to family legend, Joseph was caretaker and gardener at Westminster Abbey. He came from Norfolk (Swafham, Thetford, Methwold Fen) He left England after the death of Margret and went to America with four sons and two daughters.

Joseph married Margret COATES.

Margaret was lady in waiting to the Queen and her Father was Sir Roger Coats of Methwold. He was a Nobleman

They had the following children:
2 i. Walter B (1838-1913)
3 ii. John
4 iii. Hayhow
5 iv. Mary
6 v. Margaret
7 vi. William


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